314 Lincoln Center
Stockton, California 95207
Phone: (209) 956-0270
Monday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Update 03/05/2022: it was my father's birthday so my family gathered here to celebrate. The service was excellent! Our server, along with the other wait staff were friendly, helpful, and totally on top of things as they kept our water glasses and the bread and butter plates full. We were a big party, so we really do appreciate their attentive service. The food is usually great here. The salad was good and the clam chowder was delicious as always. However, tonight's entrees seemed off. My nephew had the seafood sauté with french fries. I reached over and had a bite of a scallop. It was overcooked and had a rubber-like texture. The fries were tasty. My hubby ordered the clams linguini. It came with a huge bowl of clams and a separate bowl of noodles. He shelled the clams into the noodles and would dip the noodles into the broth. The wait staff came by to clear empty dishes and instead of taking the shell bowl, he took the broth bowl. The noodles were bland and needed seasoning. Adding salt and pepper didn't help. My hubby wished that the wait staff left the broth bowl. I had the Bud's Beef and 3 grilled prawns. I was looking forward to it as I had always heard good things about Bud's Beef. The meat was nicely flavored but cooked to a medium instead of the medium rare I requested. I was not impressed with this entree. The meat appeared as though it was scraps thrown together to complete the plate, like it was the last one of the night. The prawns were grilled well, but also lacked flavor. With a price tag of $30, I was quite disappointed with my meal choice. Bud's is a staple in this community and I've had great meals here. It might have been an off night for the kitchen. I hope that the next time I go, the food is better.
Celebrated my 50th birthday dinner here. Brittany was a wonderful server. I had the ribeye and it was cooked exactly the way I like it: medium and juicy. The clam chowder was delicious. Perfect clam to potato ratio. Thank you for a lovely dining experience.
Such a gem of an establishment Bud and Matt. The seafood is always fresh. Calamari is the best ever. Oysters on a half shell are divine. I haven't touched Buds beef yet though lol. My mom helped Bud open up his bar area. Her claim to Fame. Hadn't been there in quite some time until the other day. Had a cup of chowder, best around and some fries calamari . Great job by the father son combo!
This week our group chose Bud's and it was so good, as always. Everyone was happy with theyre entrees. Just a really nice place to visit with servers that are exceptional.
Good service, the waiter was great! Reasonably priced food! And the drinks were fantastic.
Friendly and attentive service and good seafood. We enjoyed the comfortable seating. Look forward to coming back.
The staff is amazing! The food is great! I loved the time spent with friends. This is our new "go to" restaurant. 💗
I sent my friends to this restaurant with my highest recommendations. I go to this restaurant often. I get very good feedback from my friends. The the food there is fantastic and the team is generous and cooperative. Whenever we go to this place we enjoy a delightful evening. highly recommended.
Always great food and reasonable. In a nice shopping area in north Stockton. Good outdoor seating area and plenty of parking. One of the few seafood restaurants in town. Privately owned. They take reservations. They also have a bar. Nice, clean, casual atmosphere. Highly recommend.
Blackberry cobbler and clam chowder fish and chips marinated chicken it's all good new owners so couple the old things that were really good aren't there no more like oysters shooters and cheesy garlic bread was gone off the menu
Great service and exceptional food. They are doing takeout and I would recommend it.
Fresh halibut with breaded lemon capers. Big glass of iced tea and a fresh Garden salad. Love it. Great on this hot day. Today was the pasta special on the board and a crab shrimp Lou. Very good. What I needed.
It's been several years since I've been to Bud's, and it won't be years before I return! I had the shrimp stuffed avocado, and I could have that again-every other day! Between that amazing lunch, the great French bread and the great service, it was truly a wonderful lunch! There was a group of us, and everyone loved their choices, and our server did a super job! Wish I remembered her name! I truly think this is well worth every cent and a lot more! If you have the chance to eat there-DO IT!
Pleasant service, need to update silverware, my pasta was ok needed more seasoning, great salads
Food is excellent and service is great . This is hubby & I special go to restaurant.🥰🥰
Outdoor seating, food was ok for what we had. The seafood combo was good but for just fried pieces of seafood it was pretty pricey. Kids hamburger was huge so my littles split and shared.
Food was as good as we expect. Service was good. Sure didn't have many customers.
This was dining outside. I will say the owner is the best. He came to our table before we left and greeted us and really left me feeling good. The food is good but we needed just a bit more seasoning on our food. But it was still good food.
The food was excellent. Our waitress was on top of things, kept our glasses full and had a good attitude. I ordered a shrimp and crab louie. The salad was piled high with crab and shrimp. They didn't skimp on the good stuff. Nice place.
So appreciate Bud's Seafood and staff for all your efforts to stay open and keep us safe. You're doing an awesome job. We had dinner with you friday night, as usual our date night was the best.💕🍷🍴
As always Buds beef is fantastic! And on our night the weather was nice and cool. Great experience ☺️
They have a lot of outdoor seating. Everyone was very nice. Got clam chowder in a bread bowl. It is highly recommended. It was very good!
I had lunch here with a friend. I used to work in Stockton but had never heard of Bud's so I was excited to try it out. I only eat seafood so this was the perfect place. I got a large shrimp and crab Louie salad and a half sandwich of the crab melt (you can get any sandwich as a half or whole FYI). The Louie salad was really good, all the veggies were fresh and crisp. There was a really good portion of shrimp and crab. The crab melt is open face (no bread on the top) and it was delicious. I love and still each cheese so this is exactly what I was looking for. The service was good, our waitress was really nice and she helped me pick the sandwich. One of the other waiters chatted with us about food while we were waiting. I'll be coming back another time, especially to try the clam chowder.
Service was pretty good. Shrimp was amazing, great flavor and cooked perfect. Rib eye was good, wasnt cooked how I asked but it was still good. Light salt and pepper and let the true flavor of the rib eye come out. The chicken was bland. Cooked good but had no flavor. Some seasoning or marinade would go a long way or something different if it was seasoned or marinated.
We had a wonderful dinner here last night! Bud's is one of "those" places.....too many great choices on the menu and special board to choose just one thing! Everyone loved their meal. The serving staff was very accommodating and friendly! Do not skip the calamari appetizer! It was absolutely delicious!
food atmosphere is good I feel the .oney you pay for a steak could have been a little bit bigger
Food was excellent, but service was not. We were sat at a table with bread crumbs still on it. They are not cleaning tables after each customer with spray solution. I had to ask twice for a refill of water. We waited about 30 minutes for our food and the restaurant was not full of customers.
Service was on point, and the food was pretty good. I mistakenly ordered the Jambalaya special, which is ok, but don't expect it to compete with any authentic Louisiana recipe; that was my mistake. Cocktails were a generous pour, and portions were reasonable; both had reasonable prices. The atmosphere was old school but super laid back, and we were never rushed. I definitely would go back for a date night or to treat myself.
I just recently started going to this place, my friend who recently got a job there is a server. If you go there within the next couple of months. I definitely hope you have her as a server. Her name is Malina, she is very attentive, she will make your dining experience very enjoyable! I know she does mine every time. She is the reason that I go here! ( the other staff is very nice as well)
Best ever is Buds Beef so tender you can cut it with a fork. Staf is outstanding food is great. Every now and then when you order a cocktail (long Island is tea) way to sweet, told the server and she shrugged it off. Been going there for many many years and that happened to me twice.
Amazing food! 1st time here for my hubby birthday. He enjoyed his birthday. Best place to eat. I recommend it, food is exquisite 👏🏼🤗
Best seafood in Stockton. The servers were the best always checking on you making sure all your needs were to refill. They do take reservations so make sure to make one because it gets very crowded during dinner time.
Had lunch here with my hubby and was pleasantly surprised. It took a little while for our server to get to us but once they did everything went smoothly. The food was pretty good and the raspberry lemonade drink was excellent. 🙂
Bud's is one of the best places in town! I was brought there by a local for lunch and it did not disappoint! The fish tacos and clam chowder bread bowl were fantastic. I followed it up with a coffee martini which was delicious. I highly recommend you go here. Our server Jarard, was kind, helpful, friendly, and attentive with a great sense of humor. Please check this location out if you are in the area! I would give Buds 6 stars if I could.
The first time in my life this cook,got my steak 🥩 perfect. He gets 5 STARS.....It was the best dining experience I have had in a long time. And yes I do recommend to anyone who wants good seafood.
Great food! My parents had the crab and shrimp avocado salad and it was pretty fancy. I had the clam chowder bread bowl. I didn't get a pic but my daughter had pesto pasta.